A word about terminology.

We recognize that health care professionals operate in a wide range of disciplines and settings. Naturally, this means there are going to be some differences in the terminology used to describe the roles played in practice education. We use the term 'Preceptor' refers to an experienced practitioner who provides role support and learning experiences to students and new staff. Other terms used to describe similar roles are clinical educator, fieldwork instructor, fieldwork supervisor, clinical instructor.